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03-01-2013, 05:19 PM
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The problem with Burke is that he's not much of a rebuild-er. It's not that he doesn't have a good eye for talent - he's actually a pretty good drafter - it's more so that he's impatient and can underestimate the time it takes to be properly competitive. If he did come here, he would likely push a very short rebuild, a one or two year type of thing, which may not be enough.
On the other hand, he would have no compunction with trading guys like Iginla or Giordano, nor - and this is easily his best attribute - would he intentionally make moves that set the franchise back longterm, even if it meant losing his job. I really don't think I can say the same for Feaster - he's shown both here and in Tampa Bay that he doesn't much of an issue with being a 'yes man' to a meddling ownership.
Look at the pieces we have now versus when Burke got in TO, we have Cammy,Gio,Jbo,Kipper,Iggy,Tanguay etc all have as much or more value then any player on Toronto when Burke got there. This is the perfect fit we have many trading chips with a guy who likes to trade and is very good at it in a draft.
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